Higher water flows at Elk Falls Canyon to assist steelhead migration and spawning
Elk Falls in Campbell River. Photo courtesy of James Wood/98.9 The Goat
CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – BC Hydro will be raising water levels at the Elk Falls Canyon to help steelhead migration and spawning below Elk Falls.
According to a release from BC Hydro, the utility will start five steelhead migration and spawning flows down Elk Falls Canyon. The increase in water flows will be two days in duration each. The increase in waterflow will give the fish time to access good habitat from the powerhouse tunnel up to the base of the falls.
The water increase will take place on February 19th-21st, 26th-28th, March 5th-7th, 12th-14th, and 19th-21st.
The utility asks that residents keep these dates in mind and to stay away from the area for safety.
Safety signage is now in place.
BC Hydro will increase water discharges from the dam at night to ensure public safety.